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Registration:
You can register at either the Albany Senior Center (489 NW Water St. /Phone: 541-917-7760) or at the Albany Parks and Recreation Department (333 Broadalbin St. /Phone: 541-917-7777). Registration begins immediately for these tours. Tours are open to any person over the age of 18. Individuals may register in person or by phone. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Discounts:
Register by January 13 and receive $1 off per trip.
Deadlines:
Registration for each tour closes 3 working days prior to the date of the trip. At times, there will be an early registration deadline based on tickets or reservation requirements. Any early registration deadlines are noted in the trip’s description.
Returns:
Return times may vary due to traffic and/or weather conditions. We will do everything possible to return at the scheduled time.
Cancellations:
If a participant decides to cancel, a refund will only be given if another participant is found. If a replacement is found you will be refunded by check.
Departures:
Unless otherwise indicated, all tours will depart from:

Mennonite Village: Located at 5353 Columbus St. SE. Enter on 54th Ave. Pick up will be at the Lakeside Center. Enter Mennonite Village on 54th Ave. and follow signs to Lakeside Center. Park in the large parking area southeast of the large brick building. The bus will stop at the building along 54th.

The Albany Senior Center: Located at 489 Water Ave. NW. Participants are required to park in the outer perimeters of the Senior Center lot.

Carino’s Restaurant: Located at 1825 14th Ave SE. Participants are required to park in spaces on the south side of the parking lot (The spaces that back up to the Mall entrance Road off of Geary Street entrance)

Participants should plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the listed time of departure. All participants must be ready to board the bus at the listed time. We will be unable to delay departure for those not present.

EXPLORE MCMINNVILLE (MCMINNVILLE)
Enjoy a scenic drive to a small town in the heart of wine country. Between natural beauty and historic charm, McMinnville is a city where you can experience things grand and delightfully small, from unique art galleries to hand-made gourmet chocolates. Enjoy browsing and lunch on your own. Come and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of McMinnville. Fee includes transportation only. All meals will be on your own. Departs: MV-9:50am/Sr. Ctr-10:15am/Carino’s-10:30am
Thursday, January 15             9:50am-3pm   $24/$32

SAVORY AND SWEET IN AMITY
It’s always nice to see a restaurant doing something a little different while trying to help their community. That’s the basis of The Blue Goat restaurant, which calls itself a rustic, wood-fired cookery. They use local ingredients that come from sustainable farms, all the while trying to keep their cost affordable. We will make a stop at the Brigittine Monks Gourmet Confections where you can sample and buy some chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth. Fee includes transportation only. All meals will be on your own. This trip is limited to the first 14 people to register. Departs: MV-9:50am/Sr. Ctr-10:15am/Carino’s-10:30am
Wednesday, January 21         9:50am-3pm   $22/$29

THE GREAT TRAIN EXPO (PORTLAND)
All aboard for the Great Train Show-one of America’s favorite traveling shows! Explore two huge buildings full of trains in all sizes and scales. There will be dealers with hundreds of tables filled with everything train related. View operating model railroads of all kinds. There will be free workshops, demonstrations and much more! The conductor is calling your name…get your ticket and climb on board for fun! Fee includes admission and transportation. All meals will be on your own. Departs: MV-7:55am/Sr. Ctr-8:15am/Carino’s-8:30am
Saturday, January 24              7:55am-4pm   $31/$41

OUR DAILY BREAD RESTAURANT (VENETA)
In the heart of southern Willamette Valley vineyard country and near Veneta, Oregon, Our Daily Bread restaurant serves as our destination for this wonderful breakfast excursion. Housed in a beautifully renovated country church, Our Daily Bread is a full service northwest dining experience. You’ll enjoy delicious regional cuisine in this family owned and operated restaurant. Our Daily Bread prides themselves on the fine quality of the meals which are made from scratch and feature unique entrees. The visit wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the Country bakery to grab some homemade baked goods. We’ll wander our way home through Coburg. Fee includes transportation only. All meals will be on your own. Trip limited to the first 14 people to register. Departs: MV-6:55am/Sr. Ctr-7:15am/Carino’s-7:30am
Friday, January 30      6:55am-3:30pm                      $22/$29

TOLLY’S GRILL AND SODA FOUNTAIN (OAKLAND)
Nestled in the historic town of Oakland, is the world famous Tolly's Grill and Soda Fountain. Upon walking through the doors, be prepared to be taken back in time. At Tolly's you can enjoy an old fashioned homemade soda or milkshake from the restored fountain. Tolly's is also known for its delectable food and relaxing environment. Housed in an 1872 building which was originally the town’s drug store and mercantile, Tolly's is surrounded by a variety of antique and vintage shops you are sure to enjoy. Fee includes transportation only. All meals will be on your own. This trip is limited to the first 14 people to register. Departs: MV-8:55am/Sr. Ctr-9:15am/Carino’s-9:30am
Tuesday, February 3   8:55am-4pm   $22/$29

BEHIND THE SCENES AQUARIUM TOUR (NEWPORT)
How does the Oregon Coast Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals’ every day. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the most visited sites in the state. We’ll dine under the sea at the Passages of the Deep where we’ll enjoy lunch while watching bat rays, sharks, and a multitude of sea life swim by. See one of the largest outdoor seabird aviaries in North America. Fee includes admission, behind the scenes tour, and transportation only. All meals will be on your own. This trip is not handicapped accessible and you will need to be able to climb stairs unassisted. This trip is limited to the first 14 people to register. Deadline to register: January 22. Departs: MV- 7:55am/Sr. Ctr-8:15am/Carino’s-8:30am
Saturday, February 7              7:55am-5pm   $60/$80

SHOP TILL WE DROP: IKEA AND CASCADE STATION (PORTLAND)
Welcome to the magical world of IKEA! Ikea offers well-designed, functional products for the home at fairly inexpensive prices…and even cheaper food! After visiting IKEA’s showrooms and restaurant, we’ll stop by Cascade Station, a vibrant mixed-use development at the “gateway” to Portland International Airport. The 800,000 square foot retail center features stores such as Bath & Body Works, DSW Shoes, Marshalls, Avenue, Carhartt, and YoCream. Fee includes transportation only. All meals will be on your own. Departs: MV-8:40/Sr. Ctr-9am/Carino’s-9:15am
Wednesday, February 11       8:40am-5pm   $25/$33

WURSTFEST (MT. ANGEL)
Dust off your Lederhosen, starch up your Dirndl apron, and join the happy folks in Mount Angel for a celebration in honor of the best of the “wurst”- Old World sausages that is- at the annual Wurstfest. The festival includes German music, a variety of sausages, cheeses, artisan breads, and more. Vendors sell German souvenirs, clothing, and other craft items. This trip is limited to the first 14 people to register. Fee includes admission, Wurstfest glass or stein, and transportation only. All meals will be on your own. Departs: MV-9:20am/Sr. Ctr-9:45am/Carino’s-10am
Saturday, February 14                        9:20am-3pm   $21/$28                                                    

THE JAZZ KINGS: AVALON” (EUGENE)
Last year’s Jazz Kings’ tribute to the Jazz Age was such a hit that a follow-up version was natural. With so much great material from that hot, sassy, and fascinating period of American popular music, an encore show was a must! This year’s performance gives a special nod to the many fantastic female vocalists of the period, including Helen Kane, Annette Hanshaw, and more. It will also include songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, and the Rhythm Boys. Look for such gems as “Dangerous Dan McGrew”, “That’s My Weakness Now”, “Body And Soul”, “Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues”, and, of course, "Avalon"!Fee includes ticket to performance and transportation. Dinner will be on your own after the show. Deadline to register: February 2. Departs: MV-11:20am/Sr. Ctr.11:45am/Carino’s-12pm
Sunday, February 15              11:20am-6:30pm                    $51/$68

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS (EUGENE)
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Matthew Knight Arena with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball- handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that is sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money. Fee includes ticket to performance and transportation only. We will stop for dinner before the performance. All meals will be on your own. Trip limited to the first 14 people to register. Departs: MV-2:55pm/Sr. Ctr-3:15pm/Carino’s-3:30pm
Friday, February 20                2:55pm-11pm $65/$86

NEWPORT SEAFOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival! Some of the regions’ finest chefs and restaurants will be represented as well as the best wines from all over the Northwest. Enjoy excellently prepared seafood including the Dungeness crab that has made the Oregon Coast famous. Whatever you enjoy from the sea you will find it paired with wines from around the region. Fee includes wine glass, admission, and transportation. All meals will be on your own. Departs: MV-8:40am/Sr. Ctr-9am/Carino’s-9:15am
Sunday, February 22              8:40am-5pm   $40/$53

LINCOLN CITY CULINARY AND OUTLET MALL
Don’t miss this cooking demonstration and lunch at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. The Center features seasonally-inspired cooking and focuses on the abundant foods of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll watch as the chefs cook your three-course lunch in front of you. Your lunch will be paired with one of the area’s great wines. After lunch we will make a stop at Tanger Outlet Mall before heading home. Fee includes luncheon and transportationonly. Deadline to register: February 10th. Trip is limited to the first 24 people that register. Departs: MV-8:10am/Sr. Ctr-8:30am/Carino’s-8:45am
Wednesday, February 25       8:10am-5pm   $63/$84

RHEINLANDER DINNER (PORTLAND)
Back by popular demand! This trip was such a success, we’ve been asked to offer it again. This German restaurant is committed to authenticity of the culture and food. While dining on the finest German food in the Northwest, you will be entertained by strolling musicians and singing waiters. Deadline to register: February 16. Fee includes meal, soda or coffee, gratuity, and transportation. Departs: MV-2:40pm/Sr. Ctr-3pm/Carino’s-3:15 pm
Thursday, March 5                  2:40pm-8:30pm                      $59/$79

“9-5” ACTORS CABARET (EUGENE)
This is the best “revenge against your boss” story ever! When a male chauvinist boss goes too far, three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there isn’t anything they can’t do, even in a man’s world! Judy, Violet, and Doralee are three unlikely co-conspirators who have had enough and take matters into their own hands. What ensues is hilarious! Deadline to register is February 9. Fee includes transportation, dinner, and show. Departs: MV-3:50pm/Sr. Ctr-4:15pm/Carino’s-4:30pm
Saturday, March 7    3:50pm-11pm            $69/$92

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN CASINO (GRAND RONDE)
Spirit Mountain Casino has it all – hot and scintillating slots, tempting table games, and the laid back fun of Keno. They’re proud to be Oregon’s #1 gaming destination and to have the most diverse selection of gaming options in the Northwest including the largest non-smoking section. Test your luck and find your fortune at Spirit Mountain. Dine on your own at the Cedar Plank Buffet (the largest buffet in Oregon) or at one of the other cafes and grills. Fee includes transportation only. All meals are on your own. Departs: MV-8:50am/Sr. Ctr-9:15am/Carino’s-9:30am
Wednesday, March 11           8:50am-6pm                                       $27/$36

EUGENE SPRING HOME AND GARDEN SHOW (EUGENE)
Aisles are packed with the very latest ideas and trends in home building, remodeling, gardening, landscaping, and decorating. Landscapes showcase gardens in full bloom. Visit the Willamette Orchard Society show and sale. There will be flower pot seminars and more! Please bring a canned food donation for free admission. We will stop for lunch before the show. All meals will be on your own. Fee includes transportation only. Departs: MV-9:55am/Sr. Ctr-10:15am/Carino’s-10:30am
Saturday, March 14                9:55am-4:45pm                                  $21/$28

HAWAIIAN LUAU (PORTLAND)
Answer the call of the islands when you enjoy traditional Polynesian dance, music, and entertainment, as well as an authentic luau! The Lewis and Clark College Luau is a wonderful way to slip away from winter’s gloom and enjoy island cuisine. Deadline to register: February 16. Fee includes transportation, dinner, and the show. Departs: MV-2:20pm/Sr. Ctr-2:45pm/Carino’s-3pm
Saturday, April 4         2:20-11pm                  $37/$49

“I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE” AT KELLER AUDITORIUM (PORTLAND)
Take a trip back to the 1950s and the Desilu Studios to see the "filming" of two episodes of the iconic sitcom, complete with a television studio host and vintage-style live musical commercials. In addition to the classic comedy that takes place in Lucy & Ricky Ricardo's New York apartment, the show also highlights the Tropicana Nightclub featuring "The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra" performing live with the energetic Cuban musical entertainment that America has come to know and love. While based closely on the CBS television episodes, "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" is not intended to mimic the original program, but is a celebration, honoring the longest-running and most famous television show in history. Deadline to register: February 25. Fee includes show and transportation only. All meals will be on your own. Eat a hearty breakfast and bring a snack; we will have an early dinner after the performance. Departs: MV-9:50am/Sr. Ctr-10:15am/Carino’s-10:30am
Sunday, April 12         9:50am-7pm               $80/$106

GREASE” (TIGARD)
A powerhouse Broadway musical and enduring movie classic, Grease picks up the story of bad boy Danny and girl-next-door Sandy where their summer lovin’ leaves off: at the start of a new school year at Rydell High, 1959. Amid fast cars, teen angst, and moonlit nights, the two discover that to remain hopelessly devoted, sometimes you’ve got to wake up, shape up, and shake it up! Injected with irresistible music and electrifyin’ dance numbers, Grease has earned its place among the world’s most popular musicals. You will need to be able to climb stairs. Deadline to register: March 12. Fee includes show and transportation only. All meals will be on your own. Departs: MV-9:20am/Sr. Ctr-9:45am/Carino’s-10am
Saturday, May 23       9:20am-6:30pm                      $68/$90